Clergy Chief Gets 3-To-6 for Philly Cover-Up
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25-07-2012, 05:17 AM
Clergy Chief Gets 3-To-6 for Philly Cover-Up
The first church official in the English-speaking world to be held criminally liable for his handling of sex-abuse cases

http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/...-time.html

As the 1.2 million-member Philadelphia church begins to emerge from the most turbulent period any American Catholic outpost has experienced in the last half-century -- a cataclysmic 18-month cycle that, beyond legal matters, has witnessed last month's closing of a staggering 27 schools and a 20 percent slashing of what had been a 250-person central staff, revelations of more than a decade of sizable operating deficits, the arrest and guilty plea of its chief financial officer on charges of stealing over $900,000 in diocesan funds, a revolutionary shift of leadership, the placement on the block of the long-inviolate chief symbols of its clericalist culture, the beginning of an extensive parish consolidation effort, and the removal of nearly 30 priests from ministry over allegations of various misconduct -- the Capuchin sent to lead its rebuilding from the ashes mused last weekend that "we in the archdiocese have had a difficult time with our pastors, haven't we?"
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25-07-2012, 06:07 AM
RE: Clergy Chief Gets 3-To-6 for Philly Cover-Up
Not enough in my opinion but its a start towards accountability.
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25-07-2012, 06:22 AM
RE: Clergy Chief Gets 3-To-6 for Philly Cover-Up
Finally. I'm so sick of religious people getting away with these crimes.

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